(For the week of Aug. 13 to Aug. 19)***
BOOKS | CULTURE/TECH | MUSIC | POLITICS | VIDEO
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POLITICS Lisa Iannucci's pick of the week.
Bush Strategy On Terror Compared to Roosevelt's War Against Fascism by Bird of Paradise, July 19
Food for thought re Bush's "war on terror."
VIDEO: Eric Berlin's picks of the week.
BOOKS: Pat Cummings' picks of the week
(These include Asst. Editor Walter Kelley's picks, as he wasn't sure DrPat would be back - and then he was. Normally it's only the section editors, but we didn't want any wasted effort.)
Review: Human Accomplishment by James O'Neil, August 17
The scope of human accomplishment is daunting to write about, and even more daunting to read and review. James does justice to the Charles Murray essay on excellence through the ages, and finds a way to succinctly encapsulate what he liked about the book, and what he found wanting. "Ibsen? Doesn't he make guitars?"
Reading for fun: I just don’t do it anymore by Tam Hoang, August 14
When adults review children's books, results are mixed. Sometimes they try a "baby voice," or worse, a baby outlook, to deal with it. But when an adult mingles his mature viewpoint with a child's sense of wonder, you get a great view of the delight in kid-lit. Read Tam's review for an example of the latter.